Teaching Development Grants
Proposal for an English in the Discipline project for the Social Sciences
|Principal Investigator||Co-Investigator(s)||Approved Funding||Project Timeline|
|Ms. A.M. Storey||Dr. Joanna Lee
Dr. Max Hui
Mr. Parco Wong
Ms. Julie Ng
|$598,197||Jul 1, 2010 – Aug 31, 2011|
This application aims to provide support to the Centre for Applied English Studies to facilitate the development of three six-credit English in the Discipline courses for the Faculty of Social Sciences:
- English for Psychologists
- Dissertation Writing in the Social Sciences
- Media Writing and Narrative
These courses will be part of a range of five courses to be offered to students in the new curriculum in line with the broad-based orientation of social sciences programmes.
The overall project aim is to enhance students’ language learning experience through a flexible, inter-disciplinary approach to the English in the Discipline curriculum. Specifically, the project objectives are to:
- Identify the language features of the focal areas of each course: dissertation writing in the social sciences, narrative journalism, and written genres in psychology;
- Develop a rationale and a framework for the development of each course;
- Produce syllabi, course materials, assessment tasks and standards-based criteria for assessment for each course;
- Identify and develop evaluation instruments to measure the success of the courses.
The specific outcomes or deliverables for each strand of the project are:
- Curricular development frameworks and rationales.
- Detailed course descriptions with learning outcomes that articulate with the University and Faculty outcomes.
- Course materials containing teaching and learning activities, project descriptions, grade descriptors and learning resources comprising 150 hours spent on class activities, independent learning and assessment tasks.
- An online learning environment to allow for dissemination of PowerPoint slides, interactive tasks, forums and blogs for reflection on and discussion of course content.
- Standards-based assessment criteria based on learning outcomes.
- A range of evaluation mechanisms to assess different stages of the project and the student learning experience.